Paper Crafting Embellishments

Hello everyone! This week cute embellishments have been on my mind and coincidently Paper Wishes is having a huge blow out sale on Queen & Company Paper Straw Stylish Stix. All for just .50 each!

Perfect for summer cards and crafts!

Don’t for get birthdays. Look at those cute candles!

Pinwheel cards or REAL working pinwheels using Playful Pinwheel Template.

And don’t forget about the holidays!

Sweet Halloween card and make a fabulous wreath!

To make your own 50’s inspired paper straw wreath you’ll need 5-6 packs of Stylish Stix (any color), and an 8″ cardstock circle base using Easy Circles Template and a hot glue gun. So easy!

For even more ideas using Stylish Stix, check out our Webisode (it’s an oldie but a goodie) here.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Crafter’s Companion

Hi everyone! This week Paper Wishes has 20% select Crafter’s Companion Cutting Dies and Embossing Folders! Click here to see it all.

Take a look at these cute cards!

Thanks for stopping by. Share a card and brighten someone’s day! Happy Crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Spice Market Collection

Hello everyone! Today I’m happy to bring you the Spice Market Collection! This collection has a gorgeous look that is both unique and versatile!

The Spice Market Paper Pack features a beautiful mandala theme and rich colors.

Debbie made this page featuring her grandson. Adorable!

The Spice Market Scrapbooking Dazzles™ Stickers include amazing details.

For this card, I backed areas of the Dazzles™ Stickers with paper and added  embellishments from the Spice Market Embellishment Bottle, Ribbon Set 

and these amazing Acetate Dimensional Butterflies Stickers!

Thanks for joining me today. Don’t forget to make something pretty and share it with others. Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Shaker Cards

Hi everyone! I have some sweet shaker cards for you today!

Our friends at Creative Expressions brought us this darling Fairy Snow Globe Scene Cutting Die Set, Snow Globe Cutting Die Set and finally the cut Domed Treat Cups that are perfect for sequins, beads or candy!

For the card I used Illuminate Paper Pack, Embellishment Bottle and Ribbon Set.  I die cut the fairy scene from Purple Triple Finish and the globe from Silver Triple Finish Self Adhesive Papers, then used Gold Tiny Words & Phrases Dazzles™ for the “Happy Birthday” greeting. 

Here’s a fun card using only the Snow Globe Cutting Die Set and Domed Treat Cups. To create the card I covered a Center Step Die-Cut Card with Blue Circles and Green Circles Holographic Papers

To make the dome opening I traced the inside of the globe opening (from the cutting die) onto the card inside back and used scissors to cut it out. Then I used Extra Sticky Tape to secure the dome into place and added candy.

Then I backed an Octopus Hugs Dazzles™ Sticker with Blue Circles Holographic Paper and foam taped the cute octopus onto Green Circles Holographic Paper and taped it to cover the dome edges on the inside of the card (with the octopus now centered inside the dome).

Now to finish the outside of the card I used the Snow Globe Cutting Die and Stencil Tape to die cut the globe and base from Pewter Triple Finish Self Adhesive Papers. I peeled the backing from the self adhesive paper and placed the snow globe base around the dome.

Thanks for joining me today. I hope you give shaker cards a try. They are so fun to make and receive! Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Faith & Wedding Cards

With Easter and Wedding Season fast approaching, today I’m bringing you some cards that can be used for a variety of occasions.

This Boho Cross Stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs would be perfect for baptisms, confirmations, weddings, funerals and, of course, Easter.

This card was a snap to make. I gold embossed the Boho Cross image onto white cardstock. Then I cut it out, leaving a 1/16″ border, and then added some Teal Mirror Round Jewel Dazzles™ Stickers. The little “Blessings” is from Gold Tiny Words & Phrases Dazzles™ Stickers and can easily be changed to fit the occasion.

The Hammered Gold Paper background is layered with white cardstock embossed with the Label With Dots Embossing Folder.  I then brushed the edges and embossed surface with Indian Gold Tonic Nuvo Embellishment Mousse using a Cosmetic Wedge.

This card would be lovely for an Engagement or Wedding.

The vertical Faith, Hope & Love Stamps are perfect for banner flags. Alternating the blue tile and white wood Indigo Lace Papers provided nice contrast.

The coordinating Royal Blue Chantilly Mixed Blooms flower layered over the ivory bow from the Indigo Lace Ribbon Set adds just the right pop of color!

That’s all for today. I hope you found a dose of inspiration here. Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Anna Griffin: Beautiful, Quick & Easy Cards

Hi friends! Can you believe that I have never used an Anna Griffin Card Kit before? Some of her kits came across my desk and I was AMAZED at how jam packed they are with beautiful patterned cards and die-cuts.

The kit even contains the foam tape necessary to place the die-cuts! (However, I did find that a glue stick was necessary to glue the liner in place.)

This is the Grace Card Kit and my card took just minutes to make! This kit makes a total of 12 cards!

The Sunny Salutations Pop-Up Card Kit also makes 12 cards and there are more than enough die-cuts to add to your other paper crafting projects.


I kept the card front simple:

Glued the die-cut liner inside the card:

And the pop-up is ready for the die-cut pieces:

Then I just foam taped the die-cuts in place and BOOM! A great pop-up surprise for my friend!

Paper Wishes has many Anna Griffin Card Kits to chose from. I was so pleased with the quality and value of the kits and the cards were quick and easy to make.

Here’s a sweet treat for Valentine’s Day!

 

That’s all for today. I hope you get a chance to make something pretty this week! Happy crafting.

LeNae Gerig

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For The Family

Hi everyone! I love paper collections that are versatile and Paper House’s One Big Happy Family Collection is just that!

I had no trouble coming up with lots of projects perfect for my family.

For this masculine “Dad” page I used the One Big Happy Family Paper Pad, which includes lots of stickers and cut outs! Also the Gold Foil Bird Overlay, some Jute Twine and Winter Blues Button Embellishment Bottle.

A card for a cousin (there are also stickers for brothers, sisters, grandparents, moms & dads) uses both the One Big Happy Family Paper Pad and the Mixed Card Pack, which contains card-sized die-cuts and overlays.

Using overlays can be tricky. I find that “hiding” the adhesive, either under the printed image or under an area that will be covered by a photo or embellishment, is a good trick.

A Sara’s Surfaces 6″x6″ Album provides for a wonderful blank surface to create a Family themed album or even an album specifically dedicated to an individual, like a grandmother.

That’s all for today. Have fun and make something pretty this week. Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Ruby Rose Valentine Cards & More

Hi everyone! It’s a New Year and that means NEW Hot Off The Press Paper Packs!

Ruby Rose Paper Pack is one of my favorites! And it’s perfect for Valentine cards.

I love cards that are interactive; this card has a fun feature with the small heart moving inside the large heart frame. This Interlocking Hearts Die-Cut card (and matching envelope) not only include Ruby Rose Paper Pack and Ribbons, but also Loved Dazzles™ Stickers, Chantilly Blush Flowers and Ruby Rose Embellishment Bottle, an exclusive set just for Paper Wishes!

Susan made this adorable Valentine using Ruby Rose Paper, Ribbons, Embellishment Bottle, Chantilly Blush Flowers, Easy Vintage Labels Template and BoBunny Heart Wood Shapes. She even used Antique Shades Cosmic Shimmer Iridescent Watercolor Palette to color in the Loved Dazzles™ Sticker letters. So cute!

I love this page! It uses the same Ruby Rose Collection as the cards, but Susan added Silver Chrome Glitter Kiss to the BoBunny Heart Wood Shapes. So sparkly!

Don’t forget each Hot Off The Press Paper Pack comes with a FREE Digital Download of beautiful coordinating art for your paper crafting projects!

Thanks for stopping by today and happy crafting in the New Year!

LeNae Gerig

 

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Christmas Card & Faith Card

Hello everyone! Do you like making special one-of-a-kind Christmas cards for family and friends or do you make several of the same kind and then move on to something new? Either way, it’s nice to have tools that we can use repeatedly.

I made these woodsy wreath cards using Dee’s Distinctively™ Cutting Dies Wreath Builder, Hot Off The Press 120 Merry Christmas Dazzles™ Stickers, Red Jewel Dazzles™ Stickers, Emerald Glimmer Paper, Christmas Cabin Paper Pack and Ribbon Set.

The Wreath Builder Dies make these cards quick to make. I cut leaves from 3 different green papers and then used a large stylus on a foam surface (mouse pad or craft foam) to curve each leaf.

Use Glue or Zots™ to place each leaf around the edges of a 2 1/2″ wide circle die-cut .

 

Place foam tape on the back of the circle and place on the card front.

 

Place a bow and large Red Jewel Dazzles™ Stickers as shown. I especially like that 120 Merry Christmas Dazzles™ Stickers features multiple greetings in the same font and color, which helps in making identical cards.

 

Looking to after Chritmas projects, Penny Black has a wonderful line of faith based stamps that I have seen used in Bible Journaling, but I wondered how I would use them on cards.

Here is what I came up with….

 

The same Penny Black Stamps, Gifts From Above and Spiritual Snippets, just used in a new way.

I paired the stamps with Onyx Glimmer Paper, Zen Butterflies Dazzles™ Stickers and Tim Holtz’s Metallic Distress Crayons to create the shimmery background.

For the background I colored white cardstock with lines of gold, bronze and silver crayon.

Then I misted the cardstock lightly with a Spritzer filled with water.

Finally, I smudged the moistened crayon with my fingertips and blotted with a dry paper towel. I added Zen Butterfly Dazzles™ Stickers and both Gifts From Above and Spiritual Snippets Stamps which are both so versatile when making cards of encouragement.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you found some inspiration for your next project. Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Snow Globe & Window Card

Hi everyone! I’m back in the Christmas mood today so…more cards!

This cutie uses Christmas Wonder Paper Pack, Ribbon Set, Christmas Greetings Dazzles™ Stickers, Red Jewel Border Dazzles™ Stickers, Red Jewel Dazzles™ Stickers and Snow Globe Dazzles™ Stickers. It was quick and easy to make. My favorite!

Did you know that Paper Wishes provides a FREE download with backgrounds made for the Snow Globes?

Just align the sticker on the printed background and then cut it out! There is even some extra art to decorate the inside of your card or envelope.

This window easel card was fun to make! Don’t worry, I’ll show you how:

Making the easel card base is easy. Cut red cardstock to 5″x12″ and fold it in half (short sides together).

Ink edges of 4 3/4″x5 3/4″ green dot Winter’s Garden Paper Pack and glue to one side of the folded cardstock. Trace the inside of the large Lacy Rectangle Frames Cutting Die and use scissors or an Retractable Knife to cut away the rectangle to make a window.

Now it’s time to make the bottom portion of the easel.

Cut a 5″x6 1/4″ piece,  fold the top over 1/4″ and place a strip of Extra Sticky 1/4″ Wide Double-Sided Tape to the folded edge. This will fold inside the card when not standing.

Cut the Lacy Rectangle Frame from blue snowflake Winter’s Garden Paper. Glue Vellum Dots Paper behind the frame’s inside edge. Glue the frame centered on the card window.

Turn a Window Double-Embossed Foil Sticker over with the sticky side facing up. Color the back of the sticker with Brights Spectrum Noir™ Pens. It is important to know that if you color the front of the sticker the alcohol in the pens will remove the gold embossing.

Place the sticker on the center of the vellum window. Ink edges of 4 5/8″x 2″ blue snowflake paper black and foam tape to the bottom of the card. Place Long Christmas Greetings Dazzles™ Stickers and a bow sticker as shown. Prop the card front behind the foam taped greeting and place a battery tea light inside for a glow.

The NEW Paper Wishes Fall Catalog is available NOW online and will be in your mailbox this week.

Also, a NEW Week of Webisodes starts this week!

 

That’s all for today! Let me know in the “comments” if there is something you would like to see on the blog. Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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